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Bulk Import of Users

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Community Member, 10 Posts

9 October 2008 at 1:01pm

Is there a tool to Bulk load users into the Users and User_Groups tables?

Ideally I'd like to upload a csv file containing FirstName, Surname, Email, Password and have the users added if they are not in the user database already, and add them to whatever group I specify.

Nice to have would be making Password optional and auto-generating passwords.

Anyone build anything like this? Or have thoughts on how to go about building it as an add-on?


Community Member, 904 Posts

9 October 2008 at 8:31pm

There's a csv import for the newsletter mailing list. Maybe you can simply alter that code and use it for your user import. I guess there shouldn't be too much to change, since the newsletter subscribers are basically users as well


Community Member, 63 Posts

25 November 2008 at 4:43am

Edited: 25/11/2008 4:44am

Hi, you will find in the attached files my own implentation of bulk users import, directly duplicated from the code in newsletter ( screenshot here )

place the following in cms/code
SecurityAdmin.php (replace)
SecurityImportField.php (new)

and place the following in cms/templates (both new)

tested on 2.2.3

don't know yet if it can import password too, to be tested, let me know how it goes for you

[edit] : do attached files work on this forum ? if not download here.